Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Department : Atmospheric Sciences
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in Fall 2023. Asheville is a culturally vibrant city located in picturesque Western North Carolina and is the home of the NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the National Climatic Data Center). The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the atmospheric sciences with concentrations in weather forecasting, climatology, and broadcast meteorology. The curriculum satisfies the requirements for federal employment as a meteorologist, as well as the course requirements recommended by the American Meteorological Society. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in the atmospheric sciences or a closely-related field prior to July 1, 2023 and should demonstrate an unwavering commitment to undergraduate teaching, possess excellent communication skills, exhibit superb computational proficiencies, and show the potential to develop a strong record of published research. The department will consider candidates with expertise in all specialties within the atmospheric sciences, but those with expertise in physical and/or applied climatology, radar meteorology, satellite meteorology, tropical meteorology, geographic information systems, or remote sensing will receive special consideration. The position will entail teaching a variety of courses that may include Tropical Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, Radar and Satellite Meteorology, Physical Climatology, Applied Climatology, Introduction to Meteorology, and other courses throughout the atmospheric sciences curriculum. The candidate will seek external funding to conduct research in their specific area of interest, engage undergraduate research students in research projects, act as an academic advisor to undergraduate students, work closely with faculty and students, and contribute to university initiatives. An ideal candidate will have crossed interdisciplinary boundaries between the atmospheric sciences and the social sciences and will be an excellent fit at a liberal arts university.
In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research, and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members also teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensive courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.
UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member's work. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position must be able to articulate a clear vision for a sustainable, highly productive, and preferably externally funded scholarly activities that includes undergraduates. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested and experienced in teaching interdisciplinary courses and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, or employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
A Ph.D. in the atmospheric sciences or a closely-related field earned prior to July 1, 2023 is required for this position, as are excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Applicants must show the potential for successful externally-funded research. Additional desirable qualifications include the following:
College or university teaching experience in courses related to the atmospheric sciences
Familiarity with the Linux operating system
Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language, with preference given to candidates with Python experience
Experience using technology in the classroom or via online courses
Familiarity with geospatial analysis tools
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that they have the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students, bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom, and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.